Université Catholique de Bukavu

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University Overview

Established in 1989, Université Catholique de Bukavu (Catholic University of Bukavu) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bukavu (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), South Kivu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire, République Démocratique du Congo (Ministry of Higher Education, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 30 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Congolese higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of Bukavu
Acronym UCB
Founded 1989
Motto Super Lacus Ac Montes Splendends
Radiant above the lakes and hills
Colours Blue sky, green, red and yellow

University Location

Address Bugabo 02, Avenue de la Mission, Commune de Kadutu
Bukavu (population range: 250,000-499,999)
South Kivu
Congo DR
T +243 994 161 717
F +243 762741134

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Avenida de la Mission, Bugabo 2, Commune de Kadutu
+243 994 161 717
997 440 220

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Université Catholique de Bukavu's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire, République Démocratique du Congo

Year of first Accreditation


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • L'Association des Universités et Instituts Supérieurs Catholiques d'Afrique et de Madagascar (ASUNICAM)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019